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CEE C.C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series – Professor Ashok Gadgil – INVENTING ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID: SOME LESSONS LEARNT
March 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Speaker: Professor Ashok Gadgil
C. C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series
CEE-DSS: C.C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series
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The “bottom of the pyramid” is the largest and poorest socioeconomic group on the planet – billions of individuals who make less than USD 2.50 per day. Many grave problems faced by this population have technological solutions, but while the science is universal, specific technologies and their social placement are commonly quite different from what is applicable in the first world. Prof. Gadgil has a successful history of work in this area. In this seminar he will describe his approach and illustrate it with some of his work towards providing safe drinking water to this population.
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Civil and Environmental Engineering
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